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Swollen vein on eyeball. Why is it sore? What can it be?

Hi, My name is Amy I m 29 yrs old 5 4 140 lbs. I have a swollen vein on the top of my eye ball that is really sore and is causing blurry vision . I have no allergies and take no meds on a regular basics.My last visit to the eye doctor was back in April where I was told everything was ok. What could it be and should I have it looked at?
Asked On : Thu, 17 May 2012
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As from your history you are complaining of prominent vein or swollen vein on the eye ball. Prominent vein on the surface of eye ball can be seen in various conditions inflammatory conditions like episcleritis, conjunctivitis, scleritis, uveitis.... All these conditions are associated with pain, redness, watering and discharge.
Since none of the above symptoms are present I think it is benign no need to worry. If any of the symptoms persist or if the vein increases in size do consult eye doctor.
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Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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